Thinking of working or collaborating with Lady Gaga? If you value your career, you may want to reconsider that thought.
A leading career adviser has warned against getting in league with the failed pop singer due to her alarming history of flop transference, a term which denotes the imprinting of failure from one individual or entity to another.
Lynette Rattigan, a career specialist at Monster Worldwide Inc., said the danger of flop transference from Lady Gaga is so high that career-minded people would do well to avoid being associated with her at any cost.
“Lady Gaga is someone we call a high-risk flop inducer. That is, she has such an extremely high Flop Quotient (FQ) that working or associating with her all but guarantees enormous catastrophic failure for her collaborators,” said Rattigan. “You work with a flop like her, you risk becoming a flop yourself.”
Monster’s Flop Quotient (patent-pending) is determined by examining a person’s career flops and applying a graduated score for each flop. A string of flops would net an amplified score accordingly. If the person’s current flop is worse than the last one, it will increase the FQ exponentially. According to Rattigan, the “Perfect Illusion” singer’s flop quotient is standing at 2108, out of a possible top (flop) score of 2200.
“That is quite high,” she said.
Since 2011, all of Lady Gaga’s solo projects have progressively flopped, with each one flopping harder than the last. External endeavors she had been involved in since then have also suffered varying degrees of failure.
Rattigan cites former State Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton as the ultimate example of Lady Gaga’s flop transference.
“Secretary Clinton was well on her way to becoming the first female President of the United States, her polling numbers were great going into the final stretch,” said Rattigan. “Then Lady Gaga showed up at her last campaign event, and well, you know what happened on Election Day.”
Another prime example of Lady Gaga’s flop transference is Beyoncé, who collaborated with the “G.U.Y.” singer in 2009-2010 on the songs “Video Phone” and “Telephone.” When Beyoncé returned in 2011 with her fourth album, 4, the flop transference was undeniable. None of the singles she released from the era charted well, and the album suffered tepid sales.
What’s puzzling, according to Rattigan, is that despite clear evidence of heavy flop transference from Lady Gaga, the singer still continues to find people willing to work with her.
“It is simply astounding considering how much of a flop she is and how much of that failure transfers over to the people she works with, and yet she continues to get all these gigs,” Rattigan said. “I think the Super Bowl LI organizers will rue the day they agreed to give Lady Gaga the halftime show spot.”
Rattigan says that while flop transference is most evident with someone as high profile as Lady Gaga, it is a common occurrence in people’s lives.
“There are many Lady Gagas out there. At the workplace, at school, in your social circle…high-risk flop inducers are everywhere. You have to watch out for them,” she said. “They are typically conniving and duplicitous, they lie and make up stories about themselves to make themselves more interesting, they are very dishonest about their intentions, and they are generally talentless hacks.
“Flop transference is a real threat to career health; it should be taken very seriously,” said Rattigan. “Not everyone is as lucky as Beyoncé, who was able to bounce back from her disastrous transference experience. If you become exposed to a high-risk flop inducer like Lady Gaga, your career and indeed your life may never recover.”